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Jonathan Barclay
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« Reply #375 on: August 02, 2011, 10:28:08 pm »

I thought I would post up here. I have gotten into a new hobby that can fit into this thread. Whip cracking and whip making. I am currently working on a steampunk style florida cow whip. I have designed the handle now am in the process of gathering items to build it. I will start a new thread on it when I start the build process. I plan on making it to be about 6 feet long not including the handle, fall or cracker. Over all it should be about 10 feet. I cant wait to get it done.
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« Reply #376 on: August 03, 2011, 06:06:51 am »

I've started making slings.. I like primitive weaponry.
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« Reply #377 on: August 05, 2011, 01:42:26 am »

How about nine ounces of brass buckle at the end of a three foot leather belt?
 works to keep your trousers up and as a defensive weapon as well.
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« Reply #378 on: August 05, 2011, 02:09:28 am »

I've started making slings.. I like primitive weaponry.


I've come up with something similar to a sling but more rigid in structure. Shaped like a hand held scythe with the 'blade' a curved channel. Instead of slinging a rock or projectile, I'll use cogs with tapered, sharpened teeth. Of course, the idea is still in planning stage and the raw materials to be 'manipulated' but should turn out very good.
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« Reply #379 on: August 05, 2011, 06:03:43 am »

I'm quite taken with the 'bolas belt idea' myself....
A sling would be a great belt, as well.
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« Reply #380 on: August 05, 2011, 06:51:15 am »

If you wear a hat, simply stow a cord-and-leather sling in the crown of the hat. Secret compartment anyone?

Add a few rocks or lead pellets and you're in business.


The Roman army used lead or fired-clay "bullets" for it's slingers.
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« Reply #381 on: August 05, 2011, 08:07:43 am »

Lets not forget the rare shoe/boot dagger.  A blade that is spring loaded, and is hidden in the sole/tip of the shoe/boot; and triggered by latch.
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« Reply #382 on: August 06, 2011, 10:54:32 am »

How about a cane with a spiky metal ball for the head, but the ball comes out and is attached to a chain to make a morningstar mace with the cane as a handle.
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« Reply #383 on: August 06, 2011, 02:44:21 pm »

How about a cane with a spiky metal ball for the head, but the ball comes out and is attached to a chain to make a morningstar mace with the cane as a handle.

 Quite feasible and relatively easy to make. However rather than a chain I would use probably a rope. Lose some strength and weight but it would be a damn sight quieter!

 Come to think of it, you could compensate for the weight by using a lead line.(the kind used in fishing nets)

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« Reply #384 on: August 06, 2011, 05:02:18 pm »

That could work.. I like the chain myself, but whatever works.
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« Reply #385 on: August 07, 2011, 01:04:40 am »

It is only a pipe: 
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« Reply #386 on: August 07, 2011, 02:24:54 am »

Have you considered the crossbow?

I've been messing with Crossbows since 2004, and I admit I'm quite good. This was just fooling around at a range 50 feet.





Aside from my beloved Blowguns and meat cleavers, I love crossbows. I have to replace the string on my pistol crossbow, though.
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« Reply #387 on: August 07, 2011, 02:44:51 am »

I miss my crossbow.

Hands too arthritic to pull it now, though.
(wasn't a crank type - just a foot-pull)

I'll get around to getting another.
I used to like
experimenting with different points.

I had an 80# pistol bow
that I LOVED dearly.

*I* think a silly string gun would be a hoot!

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« Reply #388 on: August 07, 2011, 03:06:59 am »

I carry one airsofting as a means of distracting an enemy.
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« Reply #389 on: August 07, 2011, 07:23:27 am »

Where I was practicing at fairly short range with an 24 inch blowgun, probably around 25-30 feet.



That IS a dart skewering another dart.






A closeup of the Robin hood shot.



Fired 8 .40 caliber darts.. That's five darts in the middle of the target.
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« Reply #390 on: August 07, 2011, 07:27:43 am »

Where I was practicing at fairly short range with an 24 inch blowgun, probably around 25-30 feet.



That IS a dart skewering another dart.






A closeup of the Robin hood shot.



Fired 8 .40 caliber darts.. That's five darts in the middle of the target.


Do not make me one up you with my Maverick left handed!  (I am a righty)  Actually, I couldn't, one of the cylinders has a jam.  Awesome shooting.  *cough* Southern show off.
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« Reply #391 on: August 07, 2011, 04:16:45 pm »

I didn't mention it because surely after fifteen pages,
the blowgun/cane has already been done?

When we lived in GA,
we kept three blowguns on a rack behind the couch.
And a decorated coffee can full of darts on the coffee table.
There was a target and two silhouettes beside the television.

You could reach behind you , get a blowgun,
load, and shoot ... while watching television.   Smiley

True story.
A very popular activity considering the state
of television programming, even in the late 80's.

Back to the imaginary-
The dart supply could be worn on one's belt-
sort of a 'hey look at my kids' wallet photo-style affair.
Just 'drop' the dart holder, pop the top of the cane...

Then all one needs (theoretically, of course)
is a nice collection of South American tree frogs,
or a thorough knowledge of common house plants. Cool

And color coded darts, of course.
(Safety first!)
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« Reply #392 on: August 07, 2011, 04:28:29 pm »

Of course. My favorite quarry with Blowguns- Human beings, with airsoft stun darts, of course.
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« Reply #393 on: August 07, 2011, 04:37:30 pm »

lol!

 We had those too - they STING!
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« Reply #394 on: August 09, 2011, 10:19:52 pm »

You could reach behind you , get a blowgun,
load, and shoot ... while watching television.   Smiley

Not sure I could resist trying to use the blowgun as a remote control...
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« Reply #395 on: August 12, 2011, 08:20:00 pm »

Personally, I have always been tempted to build something like this:


Oh well, One of these days.
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« Reply #396 on: August 18, 2011, 08:25:31 am »

ms. dwyer, if your hands prevent you from cocking a crossbow, use a belt over the shoulder like a purse strap, with an "s" hook on it. you lean/squat down a bit and hook the string, then stand up to cock the crossbow. looks rather odd but works just fine. you still need your hands to guide everything but they don't take the abuse they would otherwise.

depending on the bow, two hooks in two of the belt holes will work better and stay out of the inner workings better.

ooh almost forgot! if you want a crossbow at a cheap price...make one!
there are plenty of plans out there to make medieval bows that have no metal parts at all.
I helped a buddy make one and it worked great. we ended up making a better prod by laminating the wood with PL premium adhesive, which is basically an equivalent of liquid nails (but superior if you ask me)
it's powerful enough that an errant shot bounced off the side of a forklift then a steel support beam and still went through a case of soda, spraying pop everywhere.

the only metal we used in it was two screws to align and pivot on for the trigger bar.
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« Reply #397 on: August 21, 2011, 05:56:04 am »

ms. dwyer, if your hands prevent you from cocking a crossbow, use a belt over the shoulder like a purse strap, with an "s" hook on it. you lean/squat down a bit and hook the string, then stand up to cock the crossbow. looks rather odd but works just fine. you still need your hands to guide everything but they don't take the abuse they would otherwise.

depending on the bow, two hooks in two of the belt holes will work better and stay out of the inner workings better.

ooh almost forgot! if you want a crossbow at a cheap price...make one!
there are plenty of plans out there to make medieval bows that have no metal parts at all.
I helped a buddy make one and it worked great. we ended up making a better prod by laminating the wood with PL premium adhesive, which is basically an equivalent of liquid nails (but superior if you ask me)
it's powerful enough that an errant shot bounced off the side of a forklift then a steel support beam and still went through a case of soda, spraying pop everywhere.

the only metal we used in it was two screws to align and pivot on for the trigger bar.

And if you made one you could make a gastrophetes, an ancient style which relies on you leaning against it with your stomach to cock it.  (hence the name belly bow) 
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« Reply #398 on: August 22, 2011, 10:28:23 am »

Sorry if it's already mentioned, but at a reenactment fayre you can probably get you a good halberd. They're quit fun.
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« Reply #399 on: September 25, 2011, 06:03:12 pm »



Thrown at 15 feet. This axe.







This pair of newlyweds moved into our carport a few weeks ago.
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